Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 129
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 129

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 29, 1975
Page 129
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Korea, 1951: American troops advance over a snow-coveted hill during war against Communists that cost US. 54,246 dead and 103,284 wounded. Washington is currently warning the North Kor- can leaders that renewal of conflict would bring stem reprisals, WllklLS. taetiM AtfkrWriKrea? by Robert Walters Map shows Norm and South Korea in relation to China and Russia. Tunnels linking the two parts of the divided country are indicated. ···ould you send your son to fight ··· in South Korea? ·· As recent polls make dear, ·· most Americans want no part of such a war, though this country is tied to a treaty commitment to defend South Korea. Ironically, the nation which has been striving hardest to save the United States from again having its troops fight on the Asian mainland is the People's Republic of China. While China is working to prevent an outbreak of hostilities in the coming months, leading members of the United States Senate are trying to generate support for a long-term solution that would involve eventual withdrawal of American troops from Korean soil and a revision of the mutual defense treaty. Behind that strategy lies the belief that this country should never again face the cruel dilemma that confronted itin Vietnam. · , It was a quarter century ago--on June 25,1950--that North Korean military forces attacked South Korea, touching ofi a war that resulted in the deaths of 54,246 Americans and the wounding of 103,284; That fighting ended with an armistice agreement signed on June 27,1953. But like a fire thought to have been extinguished long ago which unexpectedly flickers to life again and threatens to turn into a major conflagration, 22 years of uneasy peace in Korea have now flared into increased political tension and military threats. · continued

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